Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Benton Park West, #4

These beautiful houses face the back of St. Alexus Hospital in Benton Park West. Perhaps a hospital administrator lived in the house at one time?The house above looks like a house that might be in the West End, or Cabanne; it shows that this neighborhood was still thriving even as the city pushed to the west.I love this Art Deco style building on the corner; I don't know anything about it, but it's a nice treat and a break from the rhythm of red brick so common in the neighborhood.


  1. Beautiful homes...Ohio/Texas, right?

    This is Gravois Park, no?

  2. Good question, Matt.

    Depending on your interpretation of Benton Park West and Gravois Park's borders, it can be in either. If you go for the vertical, rectangular alignment of Benton Park West, that is where it is. If you go with the other source, which says that Gravois Park is a horizontal, rectangular neighborhood, and not a square one centered around the park, then it is in Gravois Park.


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